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Taijul Islam took 18 wicket to 20.55 in the two tests against Zimbabwe. © Getty
It has been a little over a year since Sunil Joshi took up the role of consultant on the Bangladesh side. His season ran parallel to the second stroke of Taijul Islam in international cricket. The left arm spinner has claimed 18 wickets in both tests against Zimbabwe by an average of 20.55.
In an exclusive interview, Joshi talks about his conversations with Taijul and analyzes all the spinners in the Bangladesh system.
How do you rate Taijul's recent performances?
Firstly, many congratulations to Taijul. I've been with the team for almost a year now. I've seen him working hard, although he only plays one game format. He came [to the team after] bowling lots of overs in domestic cricket – NCL. He did very well. This is your third shutter of five [haul] in a sequence. It is a remarkable achievement for him. It feels good to me too. I have been trying to share the information, share the knowledge of any cricket I have played and Taijul understood that. Now he is realizing the importance of consistency, sewing position, trajectory, mentality and variations in the red ball cricket. He is a worker. If I say something for him to practice, he will make sure he practices it. He is very honest about his game. That's why whatever hard work he puts in, he's getting the result.
The spinners seem to have received well the responsibility of intensifying the absence of Shakib …
You have to see that Taijul has already pitched 110 overs only in his third round (until the first round of the second test). The main weapon of Bangladesh, I would say, is Shakib Al Hasan. He is the biggest player among the spinners – whether [Mehidy] Miraz or Taijul or anyone else – in any format. Shakib is the guy who leads these guys and the presence of Shakib inspires all these players. In the absence of Shakib, responsibility lies in Apu [Nazmul Islam], Taijul and Miraz. We saw the ODI series, we saw the Test series as well – how they rolled. Specifically, I have to say about Taijul. He accepted the change of mindset because he only plays in the test cricket. When you play a beater on the cricket test, it's all about skill, character and patience testing. Taijul accepted and we can see the results.
Many players struggle to strive for just one format. Do you think Taijul is different about this?
We saw Miraz playing in all three formats. You have to give him credit because he is a great player. Although Taijul has only one shape, it takes more effort to maintain shape while practicing every day. In each different series, we play with a different ball. All of these things will be important to Taijul because it plays only one format, while Miraz, who stays with the team in all three formats, actually enters the system.
Has Taijul developed perseverance? In the first shifts [in Dhaka] he chose four wickets quickly but needed 20 overs the next day to complete his wildlife?
Yesterday (November 13) he rolled 20 overs on the trot. For any player, doing 20 overs with the same intensity or with a higher intensity is difficult. You have to appreciate Taijul not because he has wickets, but by the way he prepared himself mentally. In the absence of Shakib, it is in Miraz and Taijul. It is important for Taijul, who actually took responsibility and handed over, continue doing the same. Any player will have a spell off. In the cricket test, you can go back and bowling and get wickets.
What about Mehidy Hasan? What does tick do?
Look at the palm of Mehidy's hand … his fingers are so big. This is a great advantage; God's gift, I would say. Not many spinners in the world these days have long fingers. Mehidy is an Asian product – a product of Bangladesh. Because of your fingers and hand, it generates over-spin. In cricket testing, you need side rotation and excessive rotation. From that point of view, Mehidy is a difficult player to deal with.
Is Nazmul Islam better suited for shorter formats because of its inherently defensive lines?
If you look at Nazmul Islam, it started with T20Is, then played ODIs and Tests. That means he has something to offer. Anyone who has a repetitive action, be it fast or with spinners, will be more consistent reproducing all formats. That's what we, as expert coaches, look at. It's still early for Apu. We have to give him time. He is a potential player who can play all three formats.
Tell us something about other spinners in Bangladesh that caught your eye …
We have Nayeem Hasan. I've been with them for a year. I went to the game when Zimbabwe played a warm-up match at BKSP. I watched the game and Nayeem came back and took wickets – seven to eight in the first-class tournament. He has worked on certain variations, certain trajectories. He has 6 & # 39; 2 "and if someone makes bowls from that time he will get a jump. Also we have, Sunzamul [Islam]. He's back in shape, taking wickets. There are many spinners that can actually be torch bearers for the Tigers.
What are your plans for these young spinners?
We have a definite plan to hunt talents. I can share the information after it's finalized. We gave the council a proposal to try to investigate if we can find a spinner or a Chinese. I went to Chittagong and saw certain spinners there. If we can have the opportunity to go to Cox's Bazaar, we'll see some spinners there. If all materializes, we can see a talent hunt in the BPL. It is also the right platform to identify and discover.
Bangladesh does not seem to support the wrist guards. Tanbir Haider and Jubair Hossain showed great potential but did not receive a push. Do you think it is an area that needs a clearer process?
I'll give you an example of Anil Kumble. From junior cricket to test cricket, I played with him. People would say: "Anil is an average player, he will only play for a few years, and he will not be successful because his action does not match much with a leg- and he became one of the leaders of history. test cricket.
It depends again on how we take care of our players – not just spinners. As we take care of them, what is our preparation for the next one or two years … ahead of time. We saw Tanbir or Likhon (Jubair Hossain), we saw the young Rishad Hossain. I've followed him. [Rishad] over the past year, although he started playing [competitive cricket] this year on. It has been consistent. He played some NCL games and got a four-for, entered the U19, where he played and rolled well.
Each spinner needs support – a captain's support and team management. How will you prepare a spinner for a series? For example, this is the best series in which we could have played young spinner and we could have prepared them well in advance. If we had prepared them today, we would be seeing a variation. In cricket testing, you need variations. As India plays off-spinner, leg-spinner and left arm chinaman. So we need to have a set of players that we can prepare for an event. Let's play the World Cup in eight months. So we should have 15 to 20 potential players who will be in the pool of players. The management of the team is there, the pickers are there; they will have to identify them.
Has Bangladesh underutilized Mahmudullah as a spinner?
I kept telling Riyad that he has to play bowling and he bowls at T20Is. He types four overs in T20Is. It is again about how it prepares. It is mainly the backbone of the lower middle order. Of course he is able to play bowling. We saw his bowling; Your skills are good. Their basic spinning skills are excellent. So it's time again; He has to start playing bowling. We need to push it.